Monthly Archives: July 2010

Sidi Bel Abbes-Vieille Ville

This is the very latest version of my map depicting the Old Town of City Bel Abbes, Algeria, circa 1900. I had fun doing this in PowerPoint and learned a lot of neat tricks. Next up will be a barracks … Continue reading

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Le Cafard

I found a wonderful description for the “desert madness” or “Le Cafard”  that sometimes overcomes Legionnaires stationed in desolate outposts.  Cafard in French means cockroach, but “J’ai le cafard” means “I have the blues”.  Erwin Rosen’s account of his day’s … Continue reading

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Update to Sidi Bel Abbes Map

I worked on this map some more. Just experimenting for now to see if I can find easy ways to make maps. This was made in PowerPoint using textures, shape fills, etc.

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